Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

London Particulars

Source: C.H. Rolph, London Particulars (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980), pp. 104-107 Text: It was in the company of Mr Herbert and his Sunday School following that I made my second visit to a cinema. (The first had been in … Continue reading

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The King and Kinemacolor

Source: D.L.W., ‘The King and Kinemacolor’, Cinema News and Property Gazette, June 1912, p. 14 Text: THE KING AND KINEMACOLOR ROYALTY SEES ITSELF UPON THE SCREEN. The recent visit of the King and Queen to the Scala Theatre to witness … Continue reading

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The Movies in the Age of Innocence

Source: Edward Wagenknecht, The Movies in the Age of Innocence (New York: Limelight Editions, 1997 [orig. 1962]), pp. 12-13 Text: I saw my first motion picture, somewhere along about 1905 0r 1906, in a little barn-like theater at “The Chutes,” … Continue reading

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Louis Olivier to Louis Lumière

Source: Louis Olivier, in Jacques Rittaud-Hutinet (ed.), Letters: Auguste and Louis Lumière (London: Faber and Faber, 1995), translation by Pierre Hodgson, pp. 21-22 Text: Paris, 13 July 1895 Dear Sir, I am writing to thank you once more for the … Continue reading

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